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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This will be a year to remember. I think all of us are happy to put 2020-21 in the rearview mirror. While we did a truly heroic job of navigating the pandemic last year, I think it’s fair to say...

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

A Profound Gratitude

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the recent Ministry announcement that our schools will be returning to Stage 1 (“near normal”) operations for the coming year, I cannot help but reflect on the enormity of what we have...

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Friday, May 28th, 2021

From the Heart: Student Voices About Learning During a Pandemic

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

In much the same way as last year, I have continued my meetings with students to get a deeper understanding of their experiences in our schools.  What has been different this year is that I am not...

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Monday, April 26th, 2021

Let’s Get Outdoors

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things. With the stretch of nice weather we have been experiencing over the last few weeks, one of these lessons is staring us in the face. As we get...

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021

This Time Last Year

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

A member of our District's Pandemic Response Team recently congratulated us on our "one year anniversary" of the weekly meetings we have been hosting since COVID-19 took its place in our...

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Monday, February 1st, 2021

February is Black History Month

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

February is Black History Month, a time to honour and celebrate the contributions of people of African heritage. Black History Month was first celebrated in the United States, and it is now...

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

My Big Three for 2021

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Happy New Year! It has been my practice over the last few years to share three predictions for the coming calendar year in the world of education, acknowledging that things understandably change...

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Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Voices of Hope

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With Winter Break on the horizon, I have begun to see some predictable mental fatigue creep into what has been a momentous fall in our education system. Teachers, students, support staff and...

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Together but Apart: A New Rhythm of Schooling

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the challenging September start-up slowly receding in our rearview mirrors, school districts around the province are beginning to settle into a new rhythm of schooling for the foreseeable...

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

A September to Remember

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I happened to be in a grocery store recently, and a high school student recognized me and bundled up his courage to ask me about secondary school for the coming year. After I responded to his...

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